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Contemporary Art

Aida Foroutan - Women's Life - a series of surrealist paintings 'which portrays aspects of the struggle for women's rights in Iran'

Art Aware - the blog from Aida Foroutan which monitors the world of contemporary art, literature and culture in Iran and in the Iranian worldwide diaspora

Interesting Sites

Saudi Aramco World - nice article on the backroad historic mosques of China

Museums, Libraries and Research

CHICC - the Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care, at the University of Manchester

The British Library

The British Musuem

The Cambridge Shahnama Project - a digital resource of Shahnama illustrations categorised by location and scene, together with an extensive bibliography

The John Rylands Library - holding the Special Collections of The University of Manchester Library, including a range of Jewish, Near Eastern and Oriental manuscripts

The Museum of Liverpool - see the East meets West gallery for Liverpool and Shanghai, and look for King Thibaw's brass Buddha

The Oriental Museum - Durham University - an interesting smaller specialist musuem, focussed on collections from across Asia

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - see the South Asian Art and East Asian Art Galleries, the former including the Paul Walter collection of Raj Silver

Private and Commercial Galleries

Michael Backman Ltd - a London gallery specialising in rare Asian, Islamic, Colonial and Tribal Decorative AntiquesEnter Content Here